Thursday, August 8, 2013

20 August 1859

20th this was a fine morning but rather cold. The breeze came lightly at an early hour and continued to increase all day so that some sail had to be taken in before bedtime. About 3 this morning we were disturbed. Mr W. and party (?) 2nd class passengers who had put tea leaves, broken bottles and other missiles into the bed of a man next berth to Mr Manners and when the Captain called they used very bad language to him and used threats against Mr. Z M (?) and otherwise behaved in a very disgraceful manner.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56

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